Savon de Marseille “Raw Bar”

After “cooking” the all-natural ingredients in huge cauldrons, we pour the paste into open pits where it hardens. Then, we measure and cut out big, 80-pound blocks. Those blocks are then put through wire cutters and stamped into cubes that are famous throughout the world.

But sometimes we take out some bars before the stamping part. These are the 1,600-gram “raw bars” — pure Savon de Marseille without the decoration. This is a huge amount of the best, most gentle soap on earth at an unbelievable price for a limited time. We then can lop into eight pieces for you or you can leave as a bar. When cut each cube measures approximately 2 inches on each side and weighs about 200 grams. Left whole the bar is about 18 x2 x2 inches.

** approximate weight and measurement


In the 6th century, French craftsmen combined locally pressed olive oil with the ashes of Mediterranean sea plants to make the first soaps. Today, dedicated soap-makers in the South of France follow techniques perfected by their ancestors and continue this proud tradition of crafting soaps by hand.

Containing only pure olive and palm oils with fragrances found nowhere but in the countryside of southern France, French Soaps will always stand alone as the very finest in the world.

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